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From Therapeutic Relationships to Transitional Care
A Theoretical and Practical Roadmap

Edited By

Cheryl Forchuk

ISBN 9780367430399
Published March 22, 2021 by Routledge
162 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This text provides a foundational understanding of therapeutic relationships and the transitional discharge model (TDM), a person-centered, evidence-based model that supports a smooth transition from hospital to community for people with mental illness

Starting with background into the ground-breaking work of Dr. Hildegard Peplau, the mother of modern psychiatric nursing, and moving towards a transdisciplinary transitional discharge perspective, chapters introduce students and practitioners to theoretical, historical, and current perspectives on therapeutic relationships as they relate to transitional care. These perspectives foreground empirical research and practical applications that can be implemented in hospital and community settings. The Appendix features an essential "TDM toolkit" with forms, learning topics, and checklists developed by programs that implement TDM.

Essential reading for those studying psychiatric nursing, this book combines theory, research, and best practices into a "roadmap" for students across nursing and psychiatric disciplines to coordinate these systems without having to implement radical changes to practice.

Table of Contents

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List of Contributors


About the Book

Part I: Theoretical Perspectives

1. Overview of Peplau’s Theory
Cheryl Forchuk

2. The Orientation Phase of the Nurse-Client Relationship: Testing Peplau’s Theory
Cheryl Forchuk

Part II: Care Recipient Perspectives

3. A Review of Our Understanding of the Care Recipient Perspective
Sebastian Gyamfi and Shirley Tran

4. Factors Influencing Movement of Chronic Psychiatric Patients from the Orientation to the Working Phase of the Nurse-Client Relationship on an Inpatient Unit
Cheryl Forchuk, Jan Westwell, Mary-Lou Martin, Wendy Azzopardi, Donna Kosterewa-Tolman, and Margaret Hux

Part III: Care Provider Perspectives

5. A Review of Our Understanding of the Care Provider Perspective
Amy Lewis

6. The Developing Nurse-Client Relationship: Nurses’ Perspectives
Cheryl Forchuk, Jan Westwell, Mary-Lou Martin, Wendy Azzopardi, Donna Kosterewa-Tolman, and Margaret Hux

Part IV: Exploration of Key Concepts

7. Compassion as Collaboration
Kathleen Ledoux

8. Empathy: The Core of the Nurse-Client Relationship William Reynolds

9. New Technologies
Kamini Kalia and Amy Lewis

10. Ethics and Boundaries in Therapeutic Relationships Brad A. MacNeil, Cheryl Forchuk, and Abraham Rudnick

Part V: From Therapeutic Relationships to Transitional Care

11. Therapeutic Relationships: From Psychiatric Hospital to Community
Cheryl Forchuk, Mary-Lou Martin, Yee-Ching (Lilian) Chan, and Elsabeth Jensen

12. Peer Support
Cheryl Forchuk, Michelle Solomon, and Tazim Virani

13. Implementation of a Transitional Discharge Model: Clients, Health Professionals, and Peer Supporters’ Perspectives
Boniface Harerimana, Sebastian Gyamfi, and Cheryl Forchuk

14. Cost-Effectiveness of the Implementation of a Transitional Discharge Model for Community Integration of Psychiatric Clients: Practice Insights and Policy Implications Cheryl Forchuk, Mary-Lou Martin, Deborah Corring, Deborrah Sherman, Rani Srivastava, Boniface Harerimana, and Raymond Cheng

15. Supporting Therapeutic Relationships in the Clinical Setting
Mary-Lou Martin

16. Conclusion
Cheryl Forchuk



TDM Toolkit

1. Relationship Form

2. Transitional Discharge Model Staff Learning Topics

3. Transitional Discharge Planning, Step by Step Example

4. Implementing the Transitional Discharge Model of Care: A Staff Checklist

5. Transitional Discharge Model: Program Information Brochure Example

6. Transitional Discharge Planning – Information for Clients – EXAMPLE

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Cheryl Forchuk, RN, PhD, O Ont, FCAHS, is the Beryl and Richard Ivey Research Chair in Aging, Mental Health, Rehabilitation and Recovery at Parkwood Research Institute and Distinguished Professor at Western University in London, Canada.